SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County health officials say 23 county residents
have contracted West Nile virus this year.
Officials say a 51-year-old El Cajon man is the latest to contract the
mosquito-borne disease. He remains hospitalized with virus-related
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency says a total of 15
people tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease locally during all of last
County health officials say residents can protect themselves by using insect
repellent, wearing long-sleeve shirts and long pants when outdoors and ensuring
screens are tightly secured.
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